Sunday, February 19, 2012

Coffee Spoons

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
~T.S. Eliot

Because the Pacific Northwest is a wet and rainy place, coffee is a staple and coffee shops can be found around each and every corner.  We have to have many places to pop in from the weather, warm up with a nice hot brew, read a good book or cruise the internet while sipping. 
Yesterday morning, Riff and I decided to have a coffee date at Coffee Girl on Pier 39.  Coffee Girl is one business that's located in the old Bumblebee Cannery at the east end of town.  What a neat old historical building that sits on the Columbia River. The views can't be beat.
Such a cozy and inviting spot to spend a stormy Saturday morning.  Rain splashing down, surf pounding and fog obscuring the edges.  Beautiful!
Coffee and quiche are the perfect topping to a perfect setting.
As you see, this coffee shop is in the same location as the original cannery coffee counter.  A hot cup of Joe has been a tradition here for a very long time!
Look at those coffee specials.  Yum!  I had the Hot Mama and Riff had the Salted Caramel Latte'.  Delicious!

In nicer weather, you can sit right out on the back dock with the Columbia River right under your feet.  A wonderful place to watch the ships come and go as they make their way up and down the river.

Next time you're in town, stop by Pier 39 and have yourself a delicious cup of brew with a view.  I'll meet you there...


Stacey's Treasures said...

What an awesome place to have a brew. I will meet you there maybe in August? That hot mamma sounds delish!

Susan said...

Ooooh- what a fun, storm-watching spot! I will be right over!!!

Mary said...

Paula, I just HAVE to visit you one day. What a neat place to share a coffee and I agree with Susan, it would be a great storm watching spot.

Enjoy sharing a cyber coffee with you and Riff.


Becky said...

Looks so peaceful.
There's just something comforting about sitting inside with a hot mug in your hand and watching a view like that!

Adrienne said...

It was so nice to see Pier 39. When we lived there it was still the Bumble Bee Cannery. It closed before we moved away but I was able to go inside a couple of times while it was still in production. We had a few friends who worked there - it was quite an important part of town. There were days when that side of town smelled like tuna! We need to head back your way and sit a spell and relax there. What fun that would be!

Run Lori Run said...

I think I was there a few years ago!

Sara said...

That looks wonderful!!